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Nature Walk

One of the challenges that most of us face is staying motivated to exercise. To stay motivated try exercising outdoors, people who exercise outside tend to stick with their exercise programs more consistently than those who train indoors. If you’re having trouble being consistent, consider going outdoors.The wonderful thing about getting outside and into nature is that exposure to plants like trees can improve your immune system immensely. Some scientists believe that airborne chemicals that plants release to protect themselves from fungus, bacteria and insects (these chemicals are called phytoncides) may also benefit humans. In a study published in 2007, people who took two-hour walks in a forest had a 50-per-cent increase in the levels of their natural killer cells. They sound scary but they’re your cells that circulate through your body and kill bacteria, viruses, fungus and other invaders.

Harmful ultraviolet rays can increase the risk of skin cancer but only if unprotected or overexposure to the sun. Sunlight provides many benefits such as a good night’s sleep, vitamin D3, metabolic function and a vital part to bone health. Don’t be afraid to face the sun. It also helps your immune system to function better and increases the production of those feel good hormones, endorphins.

Invest in a good pair of running shoes, sunscreen, weather-friendly exercise clothing and enjoy the outdoors. Start off with thirty minutes on a brisk walk or jog and gradually work your way into jump squats, walking lunges, and challenge yourself with step-ups on a park bench to work your lower body.  Money bars are great for push-ups and pull-ups as well as triceps dips will work your upper body. Although our daily lives seem quite hectic, the sure way to boost your mood and stay healthy is a daily workout routine.

 

Disclaimer:
This article is not to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to anyone. The article is the opinion of the writer and for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in the place of an advice from your physician or other healthcare provider.

Disclaimer:
This article is not to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to anyone. The article is the opinion of the writer and for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in the place of an advice from your physician or other healthcare provider.

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